How to Make an Angle Joint for Scotia Wood

What You'll Need
Scotia wood
Miter saw
Angle finder
Wood glue

You can create an angle joint when working with Scotia wood as a way to cleanly join two pieces of the wood together. You can do a number of projects with Scotia wood for a beautiful and natural look. Follow the simple steps below to effectively make an angle joint for Scotia wood.

Step 1 - Determine the Angle

The first thing that you will need to do is determine the angle at which you need to make your joint, whether 90 degrees for a standard joint or smaller or larger to fit a unique space. The best way to determine the angle is to use an angle finder, which will allow you to measure the angle that occurs when two things meet. To determine what angle you need to make your cuts, you need to divide that total angle by two. For example, if you determined that the total angle was 90 degrees, you would divide that number by two and you would need to make two 45-degree cuts on the wood. 

You will then need to measure on the pieces of wood that you are going to cut, and make a mark in the appropriate place. This will guide you when it is time to cut the angle in the wood.

Step 2 - Make the Cuts

After you know the angle that you need to cut on your wood, it is time to make the cut. For this step, you will need access to a miter saw or to a miter box and a regular saw. Using a miter saw will be a lot easier and faster.

Place the piece of wood that you are going to cut in a vice. This will help you hold it steady while you work. Adjust your miter saw to the appropriate angle. Once the wood is directly under the saw blade, compress down on the saw to quickly and firmly cut the piece. Repeat this process with the other piece of wood, so that you have two pieces cut at an angle.

Step 3 - Adjoining the Wood

Once you have two pieces of Scotia wood that are cut on an angle, you can join them together. Do this by putting the two pieces together and nailing them. You could also attach them with wood glue, depending on what type of project you are working on. You might also then put some wood putty around the edges so that they are smooth.